Topic: Making your own pedals

Anyone ever made their own guitar pedal? Quite fancy giving it a go, get my soldering skills up to scratch.
Are there kit companies in the UK?

Re: Making your own pedals

Hey Kunal,
There is a forum with links to companies that make kits and also discuss ways of making pedals by using more standard kits and basically circuit bending them etc etc etc
However i have no idea about all of this dude BUT Jim (from me band and of course Grimpen Mire) has made a couple of cool pedals so contact him via the atls myspace... im sure he'll be a fountain of knowledge and advice.. if i remember i'll ask him to post n here for everyones benefit
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Matt
oh also you will get the lycanthrophy LPs eventually... the latest rumur is that they are comin back with active rebellion as they are driving nailbiter and are passing through czech...X

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Re: Making your own pedals

http://www.vibe-o-tronic.co.uk

good luck kunal!

Re: Making your own pedals

Start with something easy like a bypass box or a a/b switcher!

Re: Making your own pedals

Cheers guys. Think i'll try the "Confidence Booster" from vibe-o-tronic to get me rolling

Re: Making your own pedals

Pauly_j wrote:

Start with something easy like a bypass box or a a/b switcher!

what are these out of interest?

Re: Making your own pedals

Bypass boxes are cool. They're basically a switch in a box that can take a pedal loop in or out of your signal. So if you have a tone-sapping pedal that you don't want to sap your tone unless you're using it, it takes it out of your signal path. Also, if you have loads of pedals on at once and want to drop them all in an instant, rather than having to step on them all individually as quickly as you possibly can, you can just take them all out at once and go straight to a clean signal. You can also do them for more than one loop so you have several loops and switches all working individually that you can all drop at once.

A/B/Y boxes have never really interested me, but they basically switch your signal between two amps/switch 2 instruments between 1 amp.

The good thing about these two is that there's no circuit board soldering and they're really simple, so they're great to practice on and get your head round it all.

Re: Making your own pedals

Looks like your up and running then dude!
I thought you played drums though?
Never got to see tractor ;-(

Q= How many punks does it take to change a lightbulb?
A= 20, 1 to hold the ladder, 1 to screw it in and 18 on the "guestlist"

Re: Making your own pedals

did you ever try this Kunal? thinking of modding my broken big muff, the confidence booster looks like a good practice run...

Re: Making your own pedals

I took the jiffy bag of components to uni ans fucking lost it! Will probably buy another one and then find the first one. Will keep you posted